Airline fees reach for the sky

Sep 12, 2013
Fees airlines charge for things like blankets and extra bags were up 20 percent last year from the year before. But a dollar doled out for a sandwich isn't always the same as the buck you spend on your seat.

Retailers score as judge rules debit card fees are too high

Aug 1, 2013
A judge has ruled the fees banks have been charging retailers for each and every debit-card transaction are too high.

Get ready for new credit card fees -- or not

Jan 28, 2013
Retailers can now openly charge shoppers more for using credit cards. In fact, they’ve stealthily been passing those 1 to 4 percent fees on to consumers.
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What's in the fine print? A spotlight on bill surcharges

Jan 11, 2013
Journalist David Cay Johnston, author of "The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use 'Plain English' To Rob You Blind," exposes how Americans are being nickle and dimed by little fees and surcharges on bills for everyday services.

Bank of America backs off fees, again

Dec 3, 2012
After reversing a plan last year to charge a monthly fee for debit cards, Bank of America reportedly is delaying new checking account fees.

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Despite reforms, bank fees keep rising

Sep 24, 2012
Banks are spreading the pain of fees to a wider swath of clients, according to a Bankrate study. Free checking is a dwindling option.

More credit unions adding and raising fees

Aug 17, 2012
Credit unions used to be a banking oasis free from fees. But slowly, credit unions are starting to charge for checking accounts and raising minimums to avoid fees.

How credit card fee reform impacts consumers

Jul 16, 2012
This morning we've been looking at the impact of the largest antitrust class action settlement in U.S. history. The major credit card companies as well as the big banks have agreed to pay more than $7 billion to retailers for alleged collusion of credit card fees.